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Waka Attewell

Cinematographer

Cinematographer Waka Attewell has been shooting images of New Zealand for over 30 years. He began his career at John O' Shea's Pacific Films and later established his own production company Valhalla Films, where he has filmed and directed a run of commercials, films and documentaries.

His ability to home in on the emotional dimensions of a film ... and to devise the appropriate lighting and camera style, often at a tangent to strict naturalism, lends his work distinction and enduring quality. Author Duncan Petrie, in his 2007 book Shot in New Zealand: The Art and Craft of the Kiwi Cinematographer

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Interview

Waka Attewell: Cinematography highlights...

Interview, 2010

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Hillary: Ocean to Sky

2019, Original Camera, Original Sound Recordist - Film

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Mo Te Iwi: Carving for the People

2019, Cinematographer - Film

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Team Tibet - Home Away from Home

2017, Camera, Sound Recordist - Film

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Poi E: The Story of Our Song

2016, Subject - Film

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The Great Maiden's Blush

2015, Cinematographer - Film

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Billy T: Te Movie

2011, Cinematographer - Film

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 2 - The Whole World's Watching

2010, Subject - Television

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Barry Barclay: The Camera on the Shore

2009, Cinematographer - Film

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Rocked the Nation

2008 - 2011, Camera - Television

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The Pretender - Series Two, Episode One

2008, Cinematographer - Television

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Earthquake

2006, Co-Cinematographer - Television

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The Pretender

2005 - 2008, Cinematographer - Television

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Syd Jackson: Life and Times of a Fully Fledged Activist

2003, Cinematographer - Television

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Blerta Revisited

(Dance Around The World), Cinematographer - Film

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Cow

2001, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Te Po Uriuri (The Enveloping Night)

2001, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Numero Bruno

2000, Cinematographer - Television

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The Family

1999, Cinematographer - Television

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An Inside Story

1998, Cinematographer - Television

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Ahi Ataahua

1998, Director, Cinematographer - Short Film

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The Murder House

1998, Director - Short Film

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Witi Ihimaera

1997, Camera - Wellington - Television

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D.S.B.

1997, Producer, Cinematographer - Short Film

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In the Shadow of King Lear

1996, Cinematographer, Director - Television

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The Whole of the Moon

1996, Cinematographer - Film

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Dead Certs

1995, Cinematographer - Television

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The Last Tattoo

1994, Second Unit Camera - Film

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Chunuk Bair

1991, Cinematographer - Film

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Te Rua

1991, Cinematographer - NZ - Film

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When a Warrior Dies

1991, Producer - Television

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Waka - The Awakening Dream

1990, Additional Camera - Television

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The Audition

1989, As: Himself, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Maple on the Hill - The Untold Story of the Tumbleweeds

1988, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Opera in the Outback

1988, Cinematographer - Short Film

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Hands of My Heart

1987, Director - Music video

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Maureen

1987, Director - Music video

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Starlight Hotel

1987, Cinematographer - Film

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Dangerous Orphans

1986, Cinematographer - Film

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Milestones - The Tour of the Century

1986, Additional camera - Television

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Should I Be Good?

1985, Cinematographer, Camera Operator - Film

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Poi E

1984, Co-Director , Cinematographer - Music video

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Maxine

1983, Cinematographer - Music video

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Hometown Boomtown

1983, Cinematographer - Television

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The Adventure World of Graeme Dingle - Episode Five

1983, Cinematographer - Television

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The Adventure World of Graeme Dingle - Episode Six

1983, Cinematographer - Television

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Patu!

1983, Cinematographer - Film

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The Greatest Run on Earth

1980, Additional Camera - Television

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From the Ocean to the Sky

1979, Camera, Sound Recordist - Film

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Middle Age Spread

1979, Gaffer - Film

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All the Way Up There

1978, Cinematographer, Producer - Television

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A Nice Sort of Day

1977, Director, Cinematographer, Producer - Short Film

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Autumn Fires

1977, Asst. Camera - Television

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The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary - The Sea Pillars of Great Barrier

1977, Cinematographer - Television

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Ashes

1975, Assistant Camera - Television

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Rollin' thru New Zealand with Kenny Rogers and The First Edition

1974, Assistant Camera - Television

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Tangata Whenua

1974, Asst. Cameraman - Television

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Tangata Whenua - Waikato

1974, Asst. Cameraman - Television

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Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Cinematographer - Television